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to spill into turkey jordan and lebanon while islamic extremists threaten to overshadow the secular syrian groups backed by the west. we pick up on some of these questions with two men who have helped us analyze foreign policy challenges in the past. zbigniew brzezinski was national security advisor to president jimmy carter and now is at the center for strategic and international studies. walter russell mead is professor of foreign affairs and the humanities at bard college. i want to start with the latest on libya with hillary clinton taking the blame for security at the benghazi consulate. where does that leave the matter of the responsibility of the white house, pote for the specific incident and the larger libya policy? >> well, i think secretary clinton was absolutely right that specific security requests don't go up from the state department to the president. so it would be a mistake to say that president obama is responsible for the failure to provide more protection in benghazi. secretary clinton did the right thing by taking responsibility herself. now, on the other hand, you hav
catch. jordan, palau, palau again. >> reporter: trafficking is a not bail-able offense that carries a life sentence. whether it is a deterrent, though is an open question, in a justice system experts say is plagued by corruption. jeronimo is a prosecutors. he prosecutes the prosecutor, who judges the judge. who polices the corrupt media when everybody is in kahoots. it is a major challenge. >> reporter: president acquino has arrested some high-level officials, and he has instructed some officials like see to upgrade the laws to be more effective against organized crime. >> since we returned from the philippines, they, themselves have come under suspension. a major donor filed a complaint, alleging i improprieties. as the case proceeds to court, she has vowed to continue the work of her agency, which serves thousands of trafficking victims. >> reporter: ironically, some of them, like jenny, just back from syria, see no other option than to take their chances. >> i just want to start a new life. i will not give up. i still want to go abroad because i really want to help my mother and
intelligence chief. the fighting in syria also has rippled across the border with jordan. overnight, a jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with militants trying to enter syria illegally. it was unclear if the gunmen were jordanians or foreign fighters bent on battling the assad regime in syria. a gunman who opened fire in suburban milwaukee on sunday had a history of abuse. that's according to court papers obtained today by the associated press. radcliffe haughton targeted this spa where his estranged wife worked. he killed her and two other women and wounded four more before shooting himself. the court documents showed haughton had threatened to kill his wife. last thursday, a judge granted her a restraining order. the outbreak of fungal meningitis in the u.s. is nearing 300 cases. the centers for disease control and prevention reported today it has confirmed 297 people were made ill from tainted pain- killing injections. they're spread across 16 states. 23 people have died in the outbreak. wall street struggled today just to stay even, after a batch of disappointing reports on
there are upheavals in places like jordan, bahrain or even saudi arabia. so i'm not sure we have the luxury of consistency. i think what both of them were saying was that the middle east is extraordinarily complex. governor romney said two interesting things i thought. one is that what the united states did in iraq and afghanistan cannot be a template for the future. thed idea we're going to continue to send hundreds of thousands of americans to remake other societies, that's clearly a nonstarter. and then he said -- i think his phrase was -- we can't kill ourselves out of this mess. there has to be something else dealing with extremism and the muslim and arab world other than simply traditional counterterrorism and drone attacks. there has to be something larger to try to encourage the evolution of these societies so essentially young men don't make the career choice of becoming terrorists. i think that's a big idea. it's easier to articulate than implement it but i think again to me it's a welcome add toyings to the debate. >> woodruff: what about those two points, nick burns and what did
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